Why zip and tar files when downloading from the webui? Why no compression?

While downloading files and folders from the webui, I noticed some will be converted to .zip and others to .tar, but as far as I can tell there is no compression applied… what is the logic here?

You can’t download more than one file at the same time on the WebUI.
So when you pick a folder or severals files, when you press download it brings them in a zip and you download all of them at the same time.

Thanks for the info. Is it possible to cue up a series of downloads, one after the other, rather than the zip format?

No, that’s not possible.